Nigerian actress and singer Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is supporting Amnesty International in their campaign to clean up the Niger Delta

Screen icon and singer Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, who is a native of Ondo State, a region of the Niger Delta is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people in Nigeria. She said:

I am devastated to see the impact on my beautiful country and our people from the pollution that Shell has caused.  People’s lives are being ruined by this mess.  Fisherman cannot fish. Food cannot be grown or harvested. Water is contaminated and people’s health is at risk. Shell makes billions of dollars in profit yearly and needs to act now to clean up their mess.”

In support of the on-going campaign, Omotola has filmed a short video message outside Shell’s London headquarters.  The video also features ‘Barren Land’ an unreleased track from Omotola’s second album due out later this year.

Amnesty International’s initiative coincided with Shell’s Annual General Meeting, which took place this month.

For more information on the campaign visit www.amnesty.org/shellcleanup

Hakeem Kae-Kazim, the star of Hotel Rwanda and TV series 24, also called on investors in the multinational oil giant Shell to be brave and speak out for the tens of thousands of people who have seen their livelihoods devastated by the company’s actions in the Niger Delta. [image credit Zoe Zimmer]

Posted by Sophia A Jackson